ETM-L# 1.0.0 – Allegories: The Prophetic Language-Introduction


The Prophetic Language and The Prophets’ Dictionary

 By:  R.O. Robbins

(Originally titled: What the Righteous Desire to See:

The Revelation Revealed and the Prophets’ Dictionary)


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Table of Contents

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ALLEGORIES: The Prophetic Language

Chapter One:  What are Dreams and Visions?

Chapter Two:  The Interpretation of Dreams

Chapter Three:  The Language of the Angels

Chapter Four:  How Scriptures Interpret Themselves

Chapter Five:  How Jesus Said to Interpret

Chapter Six:  Understanding Parables

Chapter Seven:  Finding Prophetic Interpretations

Chapter Eight:  How Were the Meanings Lost?

Chapter One:  What are Dreams and Visions?

Ever since humans were cast out of the Garden of Eden, about six thousand years ago, they have been receiving messages from their Creator in the form of images cast within their minds; usually while asleep, but sometimes while wide awake.  But, sadly enough, though the knowledge that these “VISIONS IN THE NIGHT” (ISA 29:7; JOB 33:15) were actually commonly known as a means of communication from an unseen world centuries ago, today they are only a subject of curiosity.

Even Pilate’s wife recognized that she was being warned against her husband’s sentencing Jesus to death when she said to Pilate, “Have though nothing to do with this just man (Jesus):  For I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him” (MAT 27:17-19 KJV).  But today very few churches teach that dreams and visions have any true meaning in mankind’s spiritual life. 

The result has been to cause a one-way communication between the creation, who prays, begs and pleads for mercy and its Creator who desires so much to be heard but to whom so few attend. Numerous people who are well known historical figures in the Scriptures not only paid close attention to their dreams but also were consulted by others as to what their dreams meant.

Figure 1.1.0a Ancient Notables’ Dreams and Visions
Notable’s Dreams
AbimelechGEN 20:26
LabanGEN 31:24
Joseph (in Egypt)GEN 37:5, 6, 9, 10, 40:5, 8, 9, 16
PharoahGEN 47:7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 22, 26, 32
GideonJUD 7:12, 15
Solomon1KG 3:5
NebuchadnezzarDAN 2:4 Daniel DAN 7:1
Joseph (step-father of Jesus)MAT 2:12, 13, 19, 22
Other Biblical CharactersThroughout the Bible.
You can see the Biblical record of each of these dreams with the references above.
Notable’s Visions
DanielDAN 4:5, 7:1-15
LukeLUK 1:22
Mary (Mother of Jesus)LUK 1: 26-38
Joseph (Step-Father of Jesus)LUK 1: 26-38
AnaniasACT 9:12
PeterACT 10-19
PaulACT 18:9
John (the beloved)The whole book of The Revelation
You can see the Biblical record of each of these visions with the references above.

The important thing is that all of these dreams and visions are very important in Scriptural literature. And even more, there is no evidence, as some would lead us to believe, that these things would ever be withheld from mankind.  On the contrary, the Lord promised in the book of Joel that “It shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions (JOL 2:28—KJV). 

And then, in the book of The Acts of the Apostles, (2, 14-17) Luke recorded Peter’s sermon on the great day of Pentecost: “For these are not drunken as you supposed, seeing it is but the third hour of the day, but this is that which was spoken by the Prophet Joel” and then he quoted Joel (2:28)

Dreams and visions have always been of extreme importance throughout the history of the Israelites and Christianity; but, because of the obscurity of the language in which they appear, it has become something placed upon the upper shelves of the religious libraries.  It, therefore, has become a favorite subject of the occultists and pseudo-scientists because they are the ones forever trying to answer the questions fluffed off by theologians as unknowable. 

Yet, if these things are unknowable, how then can it be that the early Church emphasized the fact that through the dreams and visions their people were having that prophecies were being fulfilled?  Why too, were the dreams and visions connected in the same breath with prophesying unless there is a direct correlation between them? 

The reason is obvious:  there is a correlation between the prophecies of the Scriptures and the language of dreams and visions which so long has been hidden.  It is how the Church can reveal this figurative language is what this book is all about.

Chapter Two:  The Interpretation of Dreams

In order for dreams or visions to carry any form of meaning, the language in which they arrive must be recognized and understood.  Since this language has been hidden in obscurity for centuries and, before that, revealed only to the prophets of God (GEN 40; DAN 2), the language has been lost except to those who walk in the Spirit.  However, to those who are attuned to the picturesque language of dreams, “There is a God in Heaven who revealeth secrets” (DAN 2:28-KJV); here referring to the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar. 

But any dream which one has can reveal something about the self, the environment, or the Universe where one lives, if it were possible to let go of the very limited notion that dreams are but the sorting of a person’s mind in a very confused world, to the expanded realization that these night visions are often messages from the Almighty Creator and his son, Jesus, themselves, through their Holy Angels.

When God created man and woman and place them in the garden he made them in his own likeness (GEN 1:26-27).  Now what in the world could this possibly mean?  Does it mean that God is confined to a physical body as mankind believes itself to be?  Of course not!  When Jesus resurrected, he appeared and disappeared at will to his disciples (JOB 20:24-31; 21:1-5) and to Mary of Magdala (JOH 20:10-16).  Though he had a physical body which could be touched (JOH 20:27) and seen even at the time of the ascension (ACT 1:9) he was not limited by it. Does being created in God’s image mean that God uses but only 10% or less of his mind as scientists say people do?  Ridiculous one says, of course he uses the full capacity of his mind. 

Why, then is mankind not capable of using the full capacity of our minds?  Why have people been limited to using but one-tenth of the capacity with which we are created?  And what’s more, there is now evidence that this capacity is multiplicative.  That is, if there are 100 synapse (there are actually many more of these points of contact within the brain where electricity is conducted from one area of the brain to another) then one could assign a value of 10 urgs* to the first synapse connection within the brain which would be of the lowest animal instincts necessary to keep the system operating (i.e. air, water, food, clothing, shelter, and reproduction).  Then the next synapse would have a value of one-hundred (viz: 10×10=100) urgs.  If people normally use only one-tenth of the synapse connections within their minds, then only ten synapse are ever used by even the most brilliant of minds on the planet: therefore, having an urg value of 109 (or 10, 000,000,000 — ten billion urgs).  However, this still leaves 90 synapses unaccounted for, or a total of 1089 (or 10 with 89 zeros after it, viz., infinite). 

What are these impulses doing?  Do they simply hold space? The fact is, this is the area from which mankind was “cast out” that they might not reenter at the time of the fall (GEN 3).  But now, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, it is available to anyone who does not fear to enter through the torn veil rent in two from the top to bottom at the moment of Jesus’ death (MAT 27:51).  This is not to say that there wasn’t a physical place on this planet which was planted under the command and the careful watch and care of the Creator in which the first man and woman were placed.  But to understand any Scripture it must be recognized that they were inspired by the God who created this Universe (2TI 3:16) who’s ways are truly not comparable to man’s ways (ISA 55:8 & 9) and thus the book Christians use as the basis of faith is not only a book which speaks about the physical universe around them, but also it is one which tells of their, and the Universe’s, spiritual make-up if the parallels can be comprehended.

This concept is generally recognized by the world’s theologians, even among many not recognizing the Truth that the only way to God is Jesus who is the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One of mankind. Also recognized, however, is the fact that there are dangers in attempting to work in depth in the understanding of Spiritual things?  There have been those who have lost their minds, their lives, or both from this type of study and total involvement. 

The reason for this is actually quite simple.  Regardless of what the ones behind the pulpits may say, the doctrines that many of them teach is a doctrine of fear and unbelief.  Uncounted times the author has been told to “leave those things alone.  If you keep trying to work with them, you’ll end up destroying your life.”  Under their breaths people have said, “Yeah, he seems to be a very strong Christian; but I’ve seen ones like him.  They never last.  He’ll come out of it.” 

After many years of in depth research, it has never happened.  There have been slips and doubts; there have been many growing pains; but the Lord has always been there to help.  Now, in reality, all pastors do when they say to people to not try to seek out the Truth in certain things is to, themselves, come under the influence of Satan which is the spirit of Fear.  They say to their parishioners, “Well, some things are just not for us to know”; or “Well, we just can’t comprehend everything God has because we are mortal and He is God.”    

Come now, when are people going to stop believing these lame duck excuses?  Did not Jesus say that the Holy Spirit which he sent in the Father’s name would teach “All things, and bring all things” into remembrance, whatever he had said to the disciples (JOH 14:26)?  Is it conceivable that the disciples could spend three and one-half years with the Master of Life without his telling them of the meanings of the parables and how to interpret the prophecies as he did in Matthey 13?  Is it reasonable that the Lord would spend so long with his friends that he would not tell them of the things which are considered “other worldly”? 

Of course not.  Yet, because of fear of the unknown, people are warned continually to not inquire into the deeper things of God “least you be tempted and are led astray”.

But the Scriptures say, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; because fear has torment.  He that fears is not made perfect in love” (1JN 4:18-KJV). 

Yes there are dangers in delving into the meanings of the Scriptures which open the Spiritual side of life.  Meanings which have largely become hidden by the very ones proclaiming themselves to be teaching their truths.  They are the ones who have created the power behind the occult factor found in society today for they refuse to delve into these things and to reveal the Truth.  They refuse to because they are either afraid to, which in itself proves that they are serving some other god than the Pure Agape Love of the Bible (1JN 4:8 & 16); or because someone, either themselves or someone else, has gained their approval to assign meanings to these things who actually has no such authority given them by God.

              This has been one of the basic reasons for the demonic conflict within the churches throughout the past few centuries.  Believers seem to have forgotten Peter’s admonition that, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2PE 1:19-21— KJV).

A person has no right to say what the prophetic words mean except first the prophets themselves are consulted and it is determined what they said those words meant.  It is not the same language as mankind normally uses, whether that common language be English, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese, Nigerian, Osage, Arabic or whatever language one may speak.  That language is the one which one sees in dreams; the one which comes forth in thoughts before they are interpreted into words which come out of the mouth.  That language is a language of pictures, and each picture has a meaning.  That language is the language of God and the Angels.

Chapter Three:  The Language of the Angels

The language which is used in a dream, a vision, or a parable is not like a language which is normally used in written or spoken communication as you see on this page.  Actually most psychologists and psychiatrists agree that what one communicates in the written or spoken language is a translations of thoughts which have originally been formed in the mind as pictures.  However these thought forms quite often connote a far different meaning in the human languages than seem obvious to the dreamer.

The reason for this is somewhat obscure, but still relatively easy to understand.  When a telepathic communication is sent from God, Jesus, or one of the Angels to someone it takes the form most easily comprehensible and recognizable to both parties. 

Since God created man to live in a perfect Universe, and thus formed the telepathic language at that time, the things which were most common around the newly created beings became objects of meaning within the picture language of the mind. Thus a tree came to be known to represent a person because of its indefinite life span (see Prophets’ Dictionary for locations of definitions) and an animal (beast) came to be known as a nation of people because of the shortened life span and roaring doctrines. 

This language was Universal, as it still is today; but after mankind’s fall from God’s Garden, we quickly forgot how to “read” this language and our communication with God was quickly shut off except for a very few people who chose to believe the words of God.

In order to even begin to comprehend the prophetic language of God and the angels one must first accept the fact that it is the original means of communication between people and our Creator and thus some of the concepts may be foreign to the fallen state of mind the person may be in who does not know Christ as Savior.  That is, if one should think of a person as a tree because of its indefinite life span the idea may seem ridiculous to those who look around them and see men, women and children dying daily.  However, the “Word” was coined before the time when people had brought certain death upon themselves by not believing the words of God. 

The concept is much easier to comprehend if we looks at it through the Savior, Jesus’ eyes. Here is a man who decided he would trust his Heavenly father and obey his commandments.  Thus, though he did die, he arose as the victor over the grave to live forevermore. 

Even today there are trees known to be hundreds, thousands of years old on this planet.  Nearly two-thousand years ago a babe was born named Jesus who is still alive and well today; his age is that of a tree which cannot be shaken.

So how do we begin to learn how to comprehend this language of God and the Angels if it was lost so very long ago?  There is only one way to the full comprehension of this Truth which can become the fulfillment of the two way communication we seek with our Creator.  One must first and foremost, recognize the fact that Jesus is “The way, the truth and the life: No man cometh unto the father but by (him)” (JOB 14:6—KJV). 

As every Christian theologian will state, there is but one way to eternal life and that is to accept Jesus as the Savior, the master of one’s life. But is the simple, logical, learned decision to accept the Master enough, or is there more to it? 

There’s much more to it!  The word “Rabonni” in the language of Christ’s day meant honored teacher; one for whom to be patterned after.  To accept Jesus as our master, therefore, means to accept his lifestyle as our own.  There is the true challenge for it means that we learn to make his actions our own; his thoughts become ours if we allow it.

Now this is the reason why it is so important to read the Scriptures and to study continuously:  That the Word of God can be made a living part of God’s creation.  As mentioned before, no individual person has the right to interpret any prophecy out of their own knowledge.   Instead the interpretation of dreams, visions, parables, and prophecies “Belong to God” (GEN 40:8).

Chapter Four:  How Scriptures Interpret Themselves

In trying to understand the prophecies of the Scriptures, many theologians have recognized several places where the prophets have interpreted the prophetic language within their own writings.  For example: many have recognized that John’s book of the Revelation interpreted such words as:  woman=city (REV 1: 20); stars=angels (REV 1:20); candlesticks=churches (REV 1:20); and many others.  They recognize these because the Scriptures openly states that these words, indeed, need interpreted and in fact give the definition of these words where they are most obviously needed. 

For example:  “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.”  (REV 1:19—KJV) Note that the word “mystery” introduces the idea of a mysterious method of stating something in a way different from that which would normally be done; here speaking specifically of the “stars” and the “candlesticks.”  Immediately he gives these words definitions:  “The seven stars are the angles of the seven churches:  And the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches (REV 1:20—KJV).

The meanings of these words of things which John saw in his vision became clear.  The stars he saw in the Son of Man’s hand were not truly stars except in their spiritual context:  instead they were angles (viz. spirits) which were not being held with seven candlesticks but rather seven churches.  Thus, the seven angels (spirits) of the seven churches to whom was to be written were those churches’ guardians.

As has been mentioned, many such interpretations of the figurative language have been found and used by theologians for centuries; but, unfortunately, it seems to have evaded the minds of these people that they had touched upon the very concept which could reveal the truest meaning behind the prophesies of the Bible.  Because not all of the interpretations are prefixed with an introduction as to there, indeed, being a definition of the prophetic language; and because of the scattering of those interpretations throughout the Scriptures, the fact that the Bible does, indeed, interpret itself seems to have evaded many of even the most astute of theological scholars. 

There is not one book of the Bible which is not necessary in the understanding of the prophetic language.  Some prophets were given the definitions of a few words while others were given different definitions of other words.  None, however were given all of the knowledge until Jesus came to Earth.

Chapter Five:  How Jesus Said to Interpret

Wherein, then, lies the authority to interpret Scripture in this way with absolute confidence?  The authority which has already been stated:  That God speaks to men in dreams and visions (GEN 10:6; 1KI3:5; MAT 2:12&22), which is how the prophecies came and if they came not in this way, then those prophecies came from false prophets (JER 14:14; 23:16; MIC 3:6; ZEC 13:4) who persuade people to follow the spirits of false gods (DEU 13:1-5) and whose prophecies fail (DEU: 20-22). 

I believes that there is a God in Heaven which reveals secrets in his own way (DAN 2:28) and that only he is authoritative enough to give the interpretations of the prophecies given in the Word of God, the Bible (GEN 40:8; 2 TI 3:16).  The only way to true understanding of these things is a constant, persistent, and in depth study of the Word of God; taking line and placing it on top of another line, and finding a precept and joining it with another precept until all begin to work together as a unified whole (2TI 2:15; ISA 28:10).

As Isaiah stated, “Whom shall we teach knowledge?  And whom shall he make to understand doctrine?  Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts” (ISA 28:9 – KJV). 

Why is this?  What does it mean?  It means that to be born into God’s kingdom is not sufficient to be able to understand the pure doctrines of God. 

It’s obvious that many pastors never get past the point of the awesome wonder of salvation and rebirth in order to go on and step into the marvelous ability of being citizens of the Spiritual Universe which Jesus provided by this brave conquest over death.

Every precept must be built upon another precept which must be eventually based at the cornerstone of Christ.  Every line must be place upon another line from the Holy Scriptures in order that they might be completely understood.  Truth cannot be grasped in one sitting, nor in several sittings of reading the Gospel; instead, it must be gathered “here a little, and there a little” until the whole starts taking shape little by little (ISA 28:16).

As Webster’s Dictionary defines a parable as “a short, simple story teaching a moral or religious lesson” (WDL).  However, it is the premise of this book that Jesus had something far greater in mind when he taught to the multitudes by means of parables. 1.5.1 “With another Tongue will He speak to this people” (ISA 28:11-KJV), could be not only prophetic as concerning the fact that Jesus spoke Aramaic and not Hebrew, as did his ancestor; but also it could even more refer to the fact that even when the Messiah did speak to those who heard him they did not truly understand him. 

The reason for this is not as obscure as it may at first seem because even the Lord’s disciples asked Him, “Why speak you to them in parables” (MAT 13:11-KJV). 

To this inquisition Jesus answered them by saying:  “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.  Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.  Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from them.  This in why I speak to them in parables.”

  “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; “You will be ever seeing but never perceiving.  “For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.  Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” But blessed are your eyes because they see and your ears because they hear.  For I tell you the truth, many righteous men long to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.  (MAT 13:11-17-NIV)

Here Jesus proclaimed that it was his teaching in parables and not his speaking in a different language than his Hebraic ancestry which fulfilled the prophecy of his identifying speech in “another tongue.”  He proclaims here that for certain people it is given to know (and understand) “the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven” (MAT 13:11-KJV).  To who?  To those who understand parables.  But those who do not understand the parables will not partake of the glories of that kingdom.

1.5.2              To understand the parables one must first realize that unless a person is quite familiar with a language proper communication from the speaker cannot be received when hearing that language spoken.  This is true whether one is listening to someone who is speaking in a foreign language or simply to a person at work discussing “shop talk” while on a coffee break.

During the time of writing this section of this book I worked for BMAC in Wichita, KS for 9 months in the 737 Control Surfaces area, Shop 3743, covering ACC’s 4140, 4160, 5150, 4170, 7050, 7250 and 7261.  I worked in the I.E. department as an M.E. and my main area of responsibility was Bar-charting.…

Get the picture?  Only by having some exposure to the aircraft industry would one realize that BMAC represents the Boeing Military Aircraft Company.  And only if one is familiar with Boeing’s operations in particular would you realize that I worked on the wing flaps of the 737 domestic model; that I worked in the Industrial Engineering department as a Method’s Engineer with my main responsibility being that of deciphering the scheduler’s plans into charts able to be used by the shop personnel more easily and to try to determine more cost-effective ways of doing the jobs required.

Now the parables are no different except that where the groupings of letters and numbers had little if any meaning to the common reader, the parables were told in such a way that they had a meaning to both the one who had an understanding of the prophetic language used within them as well as to those who did not.  However, both in industry’s trade talk of today and the prophetic language which Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of Heaven, it is only those who know and understand the “inside” or true meanings of the words used who really understand what is being said.

1.5.3              What is given or taken away (MAT3:12) has, it seems, remained to most a mystery in itself.  But if you are astute you will realize that what is given to those who have it already is knowledge.  The knowledge of the “mysteries” to be exact.

If you are truly concerned about things eternal then you need simply to consistently study the Bible on a regular basis to eventually begin to make sense of what all of the various authors, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, are trying to say. The “shop talk” of the Scriptures is the prophetic language.  Jesus was saying here that those who had a little knowledge of this language through their knowledge of the laws and the prophets would be given much because of this knowledge.  However, those who had not understood nor yet studied the laws and the prophets could not in any sense understand the deeper “mysteries” that the parables revealed concerning the Kingdom of Heaven.

Chapter Six:  Understanding Parables

A parable is much more than “a short, simple story teaching a social or religious lesson” as stated by Webster’s Dictionary (WDL).  The Greek word,  (paraboli = parabolic) “means a placing beside,” said Alexander Cruden in his Cruden’s Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testaments.  “It is therefore the placing of one subject by another as an illustration.  Especially it is used for the illustration of spiritual things by familiar earthly objects or incidents?” (CCB)

1.6.1              To learn their use of numbers, abbreviations, and acronyms at Boeing, I had to spend a great deal of time with my coworkers, as I have mentioned before.  I was totally unfamiliar with the aircraft industry when I first began, so it was quite impossible for me to have begun the job without a period of learning the trade language.              

The same is true in God’s Kingdom.  Too often we see those who have been newly “borne” into the Kingdom of God go out and begin proclaiming the Holy Gospel before they, themselves, have adequately understood the language in which the Scriptures are written.  Please understand that I am not an advocate of the “professional ministry.”  People do not have to get alphabet soup after their names by collecting various, unlimited, degrees before preaching the Word of God.  However, it is necessary that a person be adequately prepared by the guidance of the Holy Spirit and through perseverance in study that the truths of the Scriptures can be opened fully.

In order to understand the parables, prophecy, or any other part of the Scriptures, a person must first spend time in those Scriptures in order to learn its language.  The language of God is a very picturesque language which, when understood, adequately describes the more sought after answers which mankind has been asking but which seems ever to be evasive.

1.6.2 An example of how to interpret a parabolic story was given by Jesus, himself, when, as mentioned earlier, he explained the parable of the sower: “Behold a sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:  Some fell upon stony places where they had not much earth: And forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:  And when the sun was up, they were scorched; And because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns: The thorns sprung up, and choked them: But others fell into the good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who have ears to hear let him hear.”  (MAT 13:3-9-KJV)

“When one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart.  This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony, place, the same is he that hears the word, and anon with joy receives it; Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for awhile: For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.  He also that received seen among the thorns is he that hears the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he that receives the seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; Which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”   (MAT 13:19-23 KJV)

1.6.3              Many prophetic definitions are found within these few sentences.  A prophetic definitions is a word or words which, when it is replaced for the word or words which, when it is replaced for the word used in either the prophecy or parable, is just as understandable in its sentence of the story and opens up the parallel meaning of that story.  In the chart (Figure 1.6.4) one sees Jesus saying that certain definitions are undeniably true.

1.6.4              Many prophetic definitions have been recognized by both attorneys and pastors alike.  Some are easily distinguishable because Jesus has defined them for us.  However, the word “fruit” has generally been misinterpreted as being “converts” to the sower’s particular beliefs, when in fact it is the righteousness within a believer’s life which Paul says best defines the prophetic word (PHL 1:11).

Figure 1.6.4:
sowerSon of ManMAT 13
seedwordMAT 13
wicked onesself-defining (wicked ones)MAT 13
rootmaturityMAT 13
earthfoundationMAT 13
fowlswicked onesMAT 13
stony placesrootless (without foundation)MAT 13
fruitrighteousnessPHI 1:11
thornscares of this world and the
deceitfulness of riches (tribulations)
MAT 13
receive good seedhears and understands the
word (of God)
MAT 13

After replacing these words as they appear in the parable with the prophetic definitions, we find the parable reads as follows:

“Behold a Son of Man went forth to speak; and when he (spoke) speaked some words fell by the one without understanding, and the wicked ones came and (caught them away) catching awayed them up:  Some fell upon tribulations where they had not much foundation where they had not much foundation: and forthwith they with joy received it, because they had no (maturity) root in self of foundation: And when the persecution, because of the Word, was up they were (offended) offence and because they had no (maturity) root in self they (were) offended.”

“And some fell among cares of the world and deceitfulness of riches: and the cares of the world and deceitfulness of riches with joy received it, and choked them:  But others fell into understanding, and brought forth righteousness, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.  Who have ears to hear, let him hear.”   (MAT 13:3-9 –LAV: showing interpolation process)

Now compare the interpreted, revealed version with the way the Lord interpreted the same parable:

“Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  When any one heareth the word of the Kingdom and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was own in his heart.  This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; yet had he not root in himself, but bureth for a while; For when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seen among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit and bringeth forth some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (MAT 3:18-23— KJV)

How true!  With this understanding we could preach whole sermons or write lengthy books, with the epitome being that if a person hears the Truth and understands it will bring forth in that life righteousness:  some 100%, others 60%, in some only 30%.  The writing of those books is left to those who have become aware of this truth.

1.6.5              A warning against false prophets was given by Jesus when he said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (MAT 7:15).  Here is a more subtle way that the Lord gave a prophetic definition.  Within the body of some parables parabolic words which need to be defined and are explained within the parables themselves.  Thus, “wolf” (or to be more specific a “ravening wolf” in “sheep’s clothing”) is defined as a “false prophet.”

This is the most prominent way in which a prophetic definition is found in the Scriptures and also, sometimes, the most evasive.  These definitions are not to be confused with other statements of fact which are not intended to influence prophetic meanings; however, once a definition is found, it can be relied on as the final meaning of that parabolic word.  Only in very few cases do parabolic words have more than one prophetic definition; and then the meanings always directly relate. 

In such cases the usage of the word, even as in the English language, determines its meaning. Thus, the parable of warnings against false prophets could read like this. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in believer’s [sheep’s] righteousness [clothes], but inwardly are false prophets [wolves].  You shall know them by their righteousness [fruits]. “Do God’s image(s) [men] gather believers [grapes] of the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches [thorns] or Israelites [figs] of [thistles]? “Even so, every good man [tree] bringeth forth good righteousness [fruit], but a corrupt man [tree] bringeth forth corrupt righteousness [fruit.]. “Every man [tree] that bringeth not forth good righteousness [fruit] is hewn down and cast to the ministers [fire].  Wherefore, by their righteousness [fruits] ye shall know them.”  {MAT 7:15-20 —LAV; showing interpolation process)

And what shall the ministers do with them?  What does a fire do to wood?  By simply being in contact with the ministers, who are truly righteous, those who are not righteous in Truth are destroyed along with their assumed righteousness.

Chapter Seven:  Finding Prophetic Interpretations

The finding of the interpretations of the prophetic language is not something one sits down to do simply to prove a point or to have something to do.  Many thousands of hours have gone into this research checking, writing and rewriting this material readers now have at their fingertips.  Such research would have been impossible if the researchers had not loved the Lord, Jesus and his father, God, in Heaven; and had they not been guided by the all-knowing Holy Spirit. 

The inspiration which is provided to know the Truth in all things whatever the Spirit says has been the driving force to cause the researchers to be able to sit down over the Scriptures for countless hours trying to determine the definition of just one word.  In order for several people to be able to work on such a project there had to be a set of rules by which everyone agreed that the prophetic-parabolic words were being defined.

1.7.1              Definitions, analogies and proximities are the basic ways that the figurative words of the Scriptures are interpreted.  When interpreting the prophetic language, a Strong’s Complete Concordance (SCC) is invaluable.  With this one tool any word which is obviously figurative can be found and, except for very few words which have been used seldom in the Bible, interpreted by going down the list of Scriptures found under that word. 

For instance, the word “harlot” (harlots, harlot’s, harlots’) according to the Strong’s Concordance is found in the Authorized King James Version of the Bible fifty times (SCC).  Obviously, by quickly looking down over the list of verses one may well wonder how definitions could be determined from the limited information provided there.  That is where the Holy Spirit and continuous and dedicated study enter. Since the word is a noun, it must be defined by a noun.  Since representing someone of the feminine gender in the physical world, its interpretation must also represent something of the feminine gender in the spiritual world; which can be seen in the Prophets’ Dictionary to be either a city or a church.  In other words, the word used to define the figurative word in question must be of the same form as the original, literal, word so as what it is plugged into any passage where the word is used figuratively, whether it be a dream, a vision, a parable, or a prophecy, it can be read sensibly as though it were the original word with, it should be added, a somewhat unexpected degree of logical sentence sequence; though it may take several of these words being defined before the sensibility of the interpreted phrases begins to appear.

Thus the answer concerning whom the prophets referred to when they wrote the word “harlot” is given in Nahum 3:4 where it says that, “because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts…”  Notice that here the definitions is not precluded by anything which says that a prophetic word is going to be interpreted; nor does it even state the definitions as one word being another as does The Revelation (17:18), “The woman…IS that great city…”  Instead it is defined by direct analogy as would be done in a poem where the proximity of the words (that is, for English majors, the subject-compliment parallel) create an understanding of both words meaning the same thing.  Thus, the word “harlot” means “mistress of witchcraft.”

1.7.2              Parallelisms are used in definitions when a parallel of various prophecies can be found.  For instance, when Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, he told the monarch that he, who represented Babylon, was the head of gold which the king had seen on the statue in his dream.  This gives the historical interpretation of the word “gold” (which spiritually means “pure” or “precious”) which evidently what Nebuchadnezzar was to God for why else would he have been “given” so much power (Wee: DAN 2:37); but the other metals of silver, brass, iron, and an iron/clay mixture are not directly interpreted.

To find these meanings one must go on to the next prophecy mentioned in Daniel’s book where a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a “beast, dreadful, and terrible, and strong, exceedingly,” which Daniel could not describe appears. 

Fig. 1:7.2a – Comparison of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and Daniel’s First Recorded Vision.

But there we find no definitions by the parallelisms; which is important to notice (DAN 7: 1-7; See This Fig. 1:7.2a). Figure 1.7.2a Comparison of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and Daniel’s First Recorded Vision.

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According to the Thompson’s Chain Reference Bible (CRB), the vision of Daniel was received some 48 years after the king’s dream but still there is no further indication as to what these symbols mean.  But two years later, Gabriel came to explain the next vision Daniel had (DAN 8), telling him that the “Ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.” 

Figure 1.7.2b – Comparison of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and Daniel’s Two Visions of Animals.

Now the parallelisms begin to be more complete and understandable. This Figure 1.7.2b Comparison of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and Daniel’s Two Visions of Animals.

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History shows that events predicted in these prophecies did, indeed, come to pass even to the fact of Alexander the Great having swept over the entire Eurasian Continent at such a speed that it seemed that he “touched not the ground” (DAN 8:5—KJV). 

When Alexander was about to die he told four of his generals he would give his nation to the strongest among them and, after many years Rome became the leading world power fulfilling the prophecies of forcing its way “toward the South, and toward the East and toward the pleasant land” (DAN 8:9– KJV) of Israel and Mesopotamia.  Rome carried on its power through the Papal authority well over a millennium until its basic power was broken by internal strife mandated by the rebellious acts of Martin Luther.  However, the unorganized remains of this world power remains today and shall until such time when as the stone, shaped without hands, shall be flung from Heaven which represents “the saints (believers) of the most high (which) shall take the Kingdom forever” (DAN 7:18—KJV). And so, the parallelisms are completed as shown in Figure 1.7.2c. Figure 1.7.2c Completion of Historical Parallel For Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and Daniel’s Visions of Animals (Click on figure number above to see this chart on espirational.)

1.7.3              Numbers also carry specific definitions, which can be seen even in daily life, as well as words.  Although this fact is realized by most occult groups, the fact is that the definitions which many assign to these numbers are quite different from those which have been assigned to them by God’s Word in the Holy Bible.  Ed F. Vallowe, in this book Keys to Scripture Numerics goes into much detail as to how the basis of these numbers’ definitions are derived, his book is highly recommended to anyone wishing to study the subject in more depth than it is presented here (KSN). However, one number will be discussed here, since it appears to be of considerable importance in The Revelation.  That number is six-hundred and sixty-six (666). There have been scores of meanings given this number; however it all comes back to the same idea: “The number of the beast” (REV 13:18—LJV). 

But what does this number represent spiritually other than the mark of a nation?  It represents gold, money, or materialism as can be shown by the Bible’s book entitled I Kings (10:14) where King Solomon gathered 666 talents of gold in one year toward the building of the temple.  Thus the mark of the beast, 666, will be a nationalistic, economic, monetary mark of a governmental system of a nation on Earth.

Other numbers appear such as seven, four, etc., but their importance is not as important to modern mankind, nor as controversial, as is the number six.  Many personalities have been shown to carry the number 666 in their names from it appearing on the Pope’s cap to Henry Kissinger, the 1970’s “peace warrior”.  But the most prevalent point right now is the fact that there has developed a computerized economic monetary system which is being supported by the governments of the world which is appearing all over the world according to Dr. Mary Steward Relfe, Ph.D., who quoted Dr. Ray Braubakers’s book Is the Antichrist Here Now, where an experiment was conducted (viz. before 1982) of a hand scan machine in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Relfe’s book, The New Money System—666 (NMS) included a picture of a woman placing her hand into one of these scanners which supposedly have been invented to read a numeric economic mark.

This system, according to Relfe, will eventually be used by the world’s banking system/s to enable people and organizations to make interbank transfers without the need for cash, checks or other forms of contemporary means of exchange used by the world.  It is only a matter of time before this world’s governments determine that the best way to conduct business and to control the populace of the world will be via similar machines.  An exact fulfillment of prophecy.  However, that type of discussion will be withheld until later (See:4.13.3). 

1.7.4              Finally the interpretations of dates are very important in the understanding of the prophecies.  The word “day” is interpreted in Ezekiel (4:6) as a year: “I have appointed unto thee each day for a year” the Lord explained to the prophet.  In the book of Numbers he said, “After the number of the days which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years…” (NUM 14:34). 

Certainly Peter said in his second epistle that a “day is as a thousand years”, but the context there is more historic than prophetic and shows more how time to the Creator is irrelevant rather than how it relates to man’s interpretation of prophecy. Since this is the foundation of the Universal calendar, the other units of time of an hour, a week, a month and a year can be calculated from it provided it is remembered that the old Gregorian calendar was in use at that time and not the Julian one in use today.  Therefore each month was determined, at that time, to have only 30 days in it and each year had a total of three hundred and sixty days.  Thus the time table would look like the chart shown in Figure 1.7.4.

Figure 1.7.2b Comparison of God’s and Human’s Time

Human Time | God’s Time

1 second 6 minutes
1 minute 6 hours
1 hour 15 days
1 week 7 years
1 month 30 years
1 year360 years
1 decade3600 years
1 century 36,000 years
1 millennium360,000 years
Of course, not all of these figures are used in Scriptures, but they are interesting and fun.

1.7.5              Other research conducted by many people who have studied theories about numerics and theomatics which can be obtained in most Christin book stores along with individual studies of parts of the prophetic language; the Seventh Day Adventist’s studies being the most complete of the denomination studies in the author’s opinion.*

However, the best way to get more information is to start doing the research for oneself.  *See Bibliographic entries:  KSN; NUS; TED; TGL; UDF; and UTR for further references and research on the conversion of numbers and the prophetic time-table into a literal understanding.

Chapter Eight:  How Were the Meanings Lost?

How were the definitions to the prophetic language lost?  Perhaps the better question is, “Were these interpretations ever known by mankind?”  Although the Hebrews have been known as God’s “chosen” people and even though the Christian scriptures have been received through these people, even their prophets had to admit that they did not understand what many of the prophecies meant.

Even Danial, one of the most quoted apocalyptic prophets, after he receive the vision of the two-horned ram and the shaggy goat said, “I, Daniel, was exhausted and lay ill for several days.  Then I got up and went about the King’s business.  I was appalled by the visions; it was beyond understanding.” (DAN 8: 27 – NIV). Yet, Paul spoke of having the “gift of prophecy” and being able to “fathom all mysteries” (1 CO 13:2 – KJY).  But he goes on to explain that “we know (only) in part and we prophecy (only) in part” (1 CO 13:9 –NIV), once again showing that he realized that he did not fully comprehend the things which were being said in the prophecies.

However, in the last chapter of the book of The Revelation, an angel told John, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near” (REV 22:10—KJV).  This is in contrast to Daniel when he said, “My Lord, what will the outcome of all this be?” and the angel of the Lord said, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.  Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked.  None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand” — (DAN 12:8-N10)IV).

Notice here what it was that the angel said were or were not to be sealed: Not the books of the prophecies which had been written, for they had been written and given for all to see.  Not even the prophecies themselves, though this was the net result of the sealing which did take place.  Rather, the sealing which Daniel had to place upon his prophecies but which John did not were upon the individual words.

It has been the words of the prophets which have made them be so mysterious and controversial throughout the ages.  It has been the words of these visions which have set this book apart from all other of the world’s spiritual works.  And yet, it is the words of the prophecy of The Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John the Divine which carries the warning that if anyone “hears the WORDS of the prophecy of this book; (and) if anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues (catastrophes) described in this book.  And if anyone takes WORDS away from this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life (wisdom) and in the holy city (peace—New Jerusalem) which are described in this book” (REV 22:18-19—NIV).

Why are the individual words emphasized as being so important in this warning?  It is not because every word written, in not only prophecy but all of the Scriptures, has a very significant role to play in the final comprehension of the Truth which is to be eventually revealed to mankind? John the Baptist testified, “This is he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me’” (HON 1:15—NIV). 

John the Baptist denied being the Christ (JON 1:20) because he knew that there was one greater than he who had become the Word made Flesh as the Apostle John the beloved called Jesus (JON 1:14—KJV).  The Baptist never made any claims to any authority other than the fact that he saw the Holy Spirit light upon Jesus in the form of a dove and remain upon him, which in John’s mind was enough to prove that Jesus was, indeed, the Son of God (JON 1:33-34).

Later John stated that the fullness of the Truth could never be known as long as people continued to look upon him for guidance.  He was but a friend of the bridegroom, the Christ, and spoke as one from the Earth as did all other previous prophets.  However, the one of whom he testifies was from Heaven.  “He (Jesus) testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.  For the one whom God has sent speaks the WORDS of God; to him God gives the Spirit without limit” (JON 3:32-34—NIV).  Until the time of the beheading of John it seemed that the understanding of the Truth of the prophecies just could not be derived.

Due to doubts formed by Jewish tradition John was pleading to his Lord in a form of saying; please tell me, am I interpreting these things right?  Are you really the one?  Or should I look for another? But after the head of John was cut off and he was removed, attentions could then be focused upon the one who did have the answers.  It was as though, finally, the head of the confused Earthly ways of looking at the words of God had been removed, placed upon a platter and served to the Jews Earthly king’s wife. 

It was John’s statement of the Hebraic law which caused him to be beheaded cutting him off from the world even as it was their law which caused Jesus to be crucified, which was their nations’ being cut off from the Kingdom of Heaven. At least until they see their follies and accept the one they once rejected.

1.8.1              THE WORD! THE WORD!  That is what this is all about.  That is what has made it possible to see lives changed through an understanding of the Christian gospel throughout the ages.  It is not glorious sermons, complicated doctrines, or more immaculate cathedrals – it is the Word!  Nothing more, nothing less.

The Apostle John the Beloved stated it as “In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God, and WORD was God” (JON1:1—NIV).  And Jesus said, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every WORD that comes from the mouth of God” (MAT 4:4—NIV).

It is the Word which has been voiced in such a way that every syllable electrified the very essence of Spirit from which man obtains his life.  The word which, though to this time has not been able to be openly understood, has changed the lives of uncountable thousands. 

The Word!  The Word which has seen a fulfillment through the history of mankind, even though he in no way has planned it to be so. When were the meanings of these words lost?  Why, they were lost when mankind decided not to trust the Word.  They were lost when the Word come to them and said do not take of the knowledge of good and evil for on that day you shall surely die (DAN 2:3; 3:10). 

They were lost, because they are Spiritual while yet mankind has fallen into a carnal state. But they have been found through the Spirit of Christ who will open minds so as they can understand the Scriptures (LUK 24:45).  Paul told the Hebrews how a day was arriving when the promised covenant would be fulfilled when “no longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother saying ‘know the Lord’, because all will know me (him)” (HEB 8:11—NIV). 

Needless to say, that time has not yet come where all know the Lord.  But that day is fast approaching.  Now the seals on the words have been broken, unlocked by the keys of David which were given to the Lord Jesus who has opened the door for everyone (REV 3:7-8) who will but just believe (JON 3:16).

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